Arranging a Garden for Your Cabin

The hustle and bustle of city life can take its toll and make us feel run-down, exhausted and older than our years. Sometimes we feel like we need to escape for a big exotic vacation in order to rest and recharge our batteries. However, planning and saving for a luxurious vacation can add an extra burden to our already too thin daily routine. When we get that dream vacation in a tropical paradise, we try to pack all the things to see and do into our short visit, forgetting to find time for the peace and relaxation that we went there for.

Although traveling to exotic new places can be a great experience, many people have realized that they can find the refuge they need in their own huts, closer to home. Imagine that you can just throw a few things in the car and leave for the woods at any time for your own comfort. No reservations required, just a quaint cabin, your home away from home is waiting for you. This is the Vision that Riverwood Cabins had in mind when they started developing prefabricated cabins in 2006.

Riverwood Cabins owner Kent Lapp has developed his family’s shed building business and has designed a range of affordable and readily available prefab cabins, with a variety of cabin designs to suit everyone’s needs. And although Riverwood Cabins can help you choose a perfect cabin, only you can add your own unique style and truly make it the residence of your heart. Whether the main purpose is a hunting and fishing hut, a ski hut or just a quiet comfort away from the city, adding your own landscaped beds and gardens around the hut will help you personalize the space and personalize it. Many cabin designs include porches, a perfect place to sit quietly and enjoy the natural scene that surrounds you.

As a gardener, this can be particularly satisfying. Designing gardens for a cabin is really no different from designing any garden, anywhere. First of all, we must take into account the natural landscape around the site. Is there a lot of sun or is the place mostly shaded by old trees? Are there elements in the natural landscape that you want to integrate or remodel the garden? For example, a single tree, living or dead, or a beautiful shrub that is already growing on the plot, could become a solitary plant or a focal point of a flower bed. On the other hand, shaggy clumps of soft, feathery conifers with shades of green, blue or silver could make an excellent background for garden plants with colorful flowers and leaves.

By taking a closer look at what grows naturally on a site, you can also understand the soil and other environmental factors that affect the garden. Woody plants and weeds can tell us a lot about the conditions Of A particular site. Hemlock (Tsuga sp.) are common native plants in the forests of the United States where you might expect a picturesque log cabin; they are naturalized as understory plants in areas of acidic and moist but well-drained soil. Like hemlock, some types of ferns can indicate acidic and moist soil and are usually found where there is partial shade or filtered light.

Wild irises, wood violets and dogwoods can indicate a shady and humid place where water can accumulate or form puddles at certain times of the year, and a soil rich in organic matter. On the other hand, thistles, dandelions, burdock and chicory can indicate a sunny but dry and sterile place. By paying attention to these indicator plants, we can plan accordingly or build the garden according to our needs.